German Plant Phenotyping Network (DPPN)
DPPN is a national network of three German re-search centers: i) Forschungszentrum Jülich (coordination IBG-2), ii) Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and iii) Crop Plant Research Gatersleben and the Helmholtz Center Munich.
Deutsches Pflanzen-Phänotypsierungs-Netzwerk (DPPN)
Within the infrastructure project "DPPN" (2013-2021, FKZ: 031A053), innovative facilities for plant phenotyping were developed and implemented at the Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) Gatersleben and Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) in Germany. Thus, the DPPN project makes a decisive contribution to reducing scientific bottlenecks for modern plant breeding and plant research in Germany.
With the completion of the DPPN project, a comprehensive portfolio of new and innovative methods and facilities with high quality and increased throughputs is now available for users with plant phenotypic questions.
The three DPPN project partners joined forces in 2018 to form the DPPN e.V. association in particular to support and ensure the long-term provision of the facilities for conducting excellent research on plant optimization and breeding beyond the duration of the DPPN project.
In order to make the facilities available to these users, the DPPN e.V. is trying to obtain corresponding project funds. In the pilot project "DPPN-ACCESS", national access to the facilities will be granted to users who have no - or only insufficient - funds available and would not be able to carry out the work without the support from the DPPN-ACCESS. This is aimed in particular to university users and users from other publicly funded research institutions in Germany.